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Az Air Ventures Upcoming Events
Let us know if you are interested in attending any of these events and would be interested in crewing.


Kanab Balloons and Tunes Feb. 19 - 21, 2021

Kanab, Utah

40 Balloons,  12 Bands

Why We Attend:  Kanab is just fun!  And it is a beautiful place to fly next to the red rocks which are sometimes dusted with snow.  We will fly two balloons if we can get enough crew.

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Arizona Balloon Classic April 30 - May 2, 2021

Goodyear, Arizona

15 Balloons

Why We Attend:  This is a fun rally because it is close to home so many of our friends in Phoenix and our crew from Safford can attend. We may fly two balloons if we can get enough crew.

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Springville Art City Days Balloon Fest June 10 - 12, 2021

Springville, Utah

15 Balloons

Why We Attend:  The Springville event is run by our good friends Tim Taylor and Shelena Shamo.  It's always fun to fly in Utah where we spend time with many of our  friends.  We may fly two balloons.  


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White Mountain Balloon Festival June 25 - 27, 2021

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

16 Balloons

Why We Attend:    Escape the summer heat into the cool pine country.  This is an extraordinary event run by our good friend Doug who knows how to put on a show and please a crowd.  The event includes glow nights and outside concerts. We will only fly Floating Awaysis.

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Steamboat Hot Air Balloon Rodeo July 9 - 11, 2021

Steamboat, Colorado

25 Balloons

Why We Attend:
  Another event run by our good friend Doug, Steamboat Springs provides a beautiful background as balloons launch over a small lake taking a quick dip before floating on through the picturesque valley. We will fly two balloons if we can get enough crew. 

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The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Sept. 1 - 5, 2021

Boise, Idaho

40 Balloons

Why We Attend:  This rally is a long way to travel, but launching from Ann Morrison Park is spectacular and flying in Boise, known as the City of Trees, is fun.  We have great local crew we love to see and the hospitality of the Spencer family is awesome as they put on an unforgettable show for the community. We will only fly one balloon.

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Oct. 2 - 10, 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico

DAWN PATROL

Over 500 Balloons!

Why We Attend:  One of the largest events in the world, we have been attending since 2007 as crew and since 2016 as pilots.  Greg flies Floating Awaysis in Dawn Patrol each day and when he lands, we change tanks and Susan flies the sky dotted with balloons all around!  This is the longest event we attend and we welcome friends to join us anytime throughout the nine days we fly. We will only be flying Floating Awaysis.

Events for the week:
Mass Ascensions both Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday 
America's Challenge  -- This gas balloon race continues to break ballooning distance records. 
Special Shapes Rodeo Thurs.  & Fri. -- These unique events showcase some of the most uniquely shaped balloons at our event in an AM flight
Special Shapes Glowdeo Thurs & Fri,  -- These unique events showcase some of the most uniquely shaped balloons at our event in a PM glow. 
Twilight Twinkle Glow Sat., Balloon Glow Sun., and Night Magic Glow Sat.  -- At twilight the burners of tethered balloons are ignited, illuminating the night with colorfully glowing envelopes that guests can wander amongst before enjoying the AfterGlow Fireworks show.
AfterGlow Fireworks Both Saturdays, Sun., Thurs. & Fri.-- Following each glow event the night blooms with the most spectacular firework show in the state. 

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Festival Internacional de Globo (FIG) Nov. 10 - 16, 2021

Leon, Mexico

200+ International Balloons

Why We Attend:
  This is a challenging flight but truly rewarding event.  Immersed in a completely different cultural environment, we love the experience.  We have had the same crew each time we have attended and look forward to seeing them each year.  The crowd is like no other and the traffic trying to chase is bumper-to-bumper. We only fly Just Ducky.

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Mesquite Balloon Festival April 9th-11th 2021

Mesquite, Utah

36 Balloons

Why We Attend:  Mesquite is a fun flying experience mixing populated areas and agricultural areas.  We will fly two balloons if we can get enough crew.

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Three Rivers Balloon Rally May 7 - 9, 2021

Farmington, New Mexico

Why We Attend:  This event is run by our friend Doug who also puts on our White Mountain event, Steamboat event, and Durango event so we thought we would try this one for the first time in 2021. Not sure if we will fly one or two balloons.


Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival June 18 - 20, 2021

Salina, Utah

25 Balloons

Why We Attend:  We absolutely LOVE the coordinator, Josh Lewis and his family.  This is a great rally with friendly pilots.  This will be Susan's first rally to fly this year so we are super excited. We will fly two balloons if we can get enough crew.

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American Freedom Fest July 1 - 4, 2021

Provo, Utah

25 Balloons


Why We Attend:  Provo puts on an amazing 4th of July celebration and our good friends Curt, Susie, and the Bramble family make the balloon event extra special for pilots.  We love spending time at this rally and enjoying our Utah friends. We will fly two balloons.

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Great American Duck Race Aug. 28 - 29, 2021

Deming, New Mexico

Why We Attend:  This was the first rally we ever attended as pilots/owners and it seems so fitting for Just Ducky to make this his inaugural rally.  It is close to home so lots of our Safford Duckling Crew get to attend and enjoy being around other balloons, pilots and crew.  We will fly two balloons.

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The Great Reno Balloon Race Sept. 9 - 12, 2021

Reno, Nevada

DAWN PATROL

80+ Balloons 

Why We Attend:     One of our very favorite rallies.  Greg is honored to have learned to be a Dawn Patrol pilot under the tutelage of Tim Taylor.  He now dawns the sky before the sun rises to be one of a small group to put on the early morning show.  We return to the field, propane, and still have time to fly again during mass ascension. Greg will fly Just Ducky in Dawn Patrol and Susan will fly him afterwards during mass ascension.

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Animas Valley Balloon Rally Oct. 15 - 17, 2021

Durango, Colorado

25 Balloons 

Why We Attend:  Animas Valley is nestled in-between two mountains just outside of Durango providing beautiful scenery for flying hot air balloons.  Both Greg and Susan fly in this event, which is also run by our friend Doug. We will fly two balloons if we can get enough crew. 


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Page Balloon Regatta Nov. 5 - 7, 2021

Page, Arizona

62 Balloons 

Why We Attend:  One of the prettiest places to fly, Page offers small-town hospitality, a large lake and outdoor activities, and fabulous slot canyons for which to aim.  There is nothing more satisfying and exhilarating than to skinny your balloon down to the bottom of a red rock canyon and get out to take some great shots. We only fly Floating Awaysis.

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